Isolation and Quarantine in Alexandria

The Isolation and Quarantine section of Alexandria's pandemic plan provides a detailed summary of a city's strategy for invoking and enforcing isolation and quarantine for any contagious disease that poses a public health threat. The thorough nature of the plan may allow it to serve as a useful guide for jurisdictions that need to develop their isolation and quarantine plans, and one reviewer mentioned that this plan may contain the most useful and operational protocols by which to compare and augment existing guidance. Since many emergency response plans use a minimalist approach to developing checklists and action bullets, this document may supplement existing plans with its comprehensive and relevant information. State and local health departments may need to tailor these documents to their individual plans, since quarantine may have limited applicability during the later stages of a pandemic. This practice also includes documents related to an isolation and quarantine drill that was performed to exercise these protocols, although these activities may be difficult to replicate within a different context.

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